Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Senator Rausch: MA Vaccine Eligibility Update

Senator Rausch State House Briefing 
Part 2, Chapter 6 (April 19, 2021)

Dear friends,  
The long awaited day is here! As of today, anyone over the age of 16 who lives, works, or goes to school here is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts.

Remember: you can get a COVID-19 vaccine regardless of ability to pay, insurance coverage, or citizenship. If you are asked for identification, you can decline. If at any point you are asked to provide insurance information and you are uninsured, you can skip giving that information. The vaccine itself is provided fully free of charge.

If you haven’t already, you can still pre-register for your COVID vaccine appointment at a mass vaccination site (Gillette Stadium and Natick Mall are the closest for our district). Go to mass.gov/COVIDvaccine to secure your spot in line. For all other vaccination locations, go to vaxfinder.mass.gov or mass.gov/CovidVaccineMap and search for open appointments using your zip code or click through the various vaccination sites closest to you. I also recommend following @vaccinetime on Twitter to get push notifications to your phone concerning available appointments. Individuals who are unable to schedule an appointment online or are having difficulty with the online sign-up process can call 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.

Please note, appointments are limited due to limited vaccine supply. If you have no luck initially, check back periodically to see if appointments have opened up. More information about COVID-19 vaccinations is available on my website at www.beccarauschma.com/covidvaccine.

I still remain very concerned about decisions to relax COVID mitigation efforts too soon and the overall COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Massachusetts, particularly the lack of detail in implementation and the serious inequities in access and outreach. I continue to push our COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Act and urge the Governor to course-correct this rollout.  
As always, if you or any of your loved ones in my district have fallen on hard times during this pandemic, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office via phone (617-722-1555) or email (becca.rausch@masenate.gov). We are here to help. You can also find robust resources to help you navigate through COVID-19 on my website.    

Yours in service,   

Senator Becca Rausch   


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